Calling APIs with React 17

by Christian Wenz

This course will teach you everything about calling APIs from your React app.

What you'll learn

Single-page applications commonly use APIs to retrieve data from the server. In this course, Calling APIs with React, you’ll learn to use React to communicate with APIs. First, you’ll explore how to send HTTP requests and use the results from React. Next, you’ll discover more advanced mechanisms to call APIs, such as React Query and SWR. Finally, you’ll see how to test your APIs and use proper error handling. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of React needed to work with APIs.

About the author

Christian Wenz is an author, consultant and trainer focusing on web technologies. He wrote or co-wrote over 100 books, is a fixture at international developer conferences since 2001, is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for ASP.NET, an ASPInsiders member, and main author of the Zend PHP 5.5 certification. His day job at Munich/London-based Arrabiata Solutions ( includes conducting security audits, migrating old code bases, implementing complex web applicati... more

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